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newborn

[′nü‚bȯrn]
(medicine)
Born recently; said of human infants less than a month old, especially of those only a few days old.
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In contrast, the newborn mortality rate declined by only 49pc.
There was no anticipated risk or harm to the newborn because patient identifiers were not attached to any data collection method.
Shortly after birth, while going through the standard newborn screening procedures, Deacon's displayed low levels of oxygen.
Despite making remarkable progress in decreasing the number of newborn deaths by half from 1990 to 2015, South Asia has the highest number of newborn deaths (more than 1 million in 2015) in the world.
Narciso revealed prior to the implementation of the mandatory newborn screening, the children subjected to the screening was around 89 percent that is why there had been a high prevalence of babies suffering from congenital illnesses that are discovered late.
This increased use can lead to more complex situations arising for obstetricians, for when a neonatologist decides to initiate therapeutic hypothermia of a newborn the parents may wonder if the obstetrician's management of labor and delivery was suboptimal, contributing to their baby's brain injury.
The panel discussion will put forward the case for service integration and provide a platform for thought-provoking debate on both the critical issues and the opportunities that can be mobilised to ensure efforts to reduce maternal and newborn mortality remain a top priority.
The research is led by Professor Joy Lawn, at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Save the Children, UK, with Professor Zulfiqar Bhutta at the Hospital for Sick Children, Canada, and the Aga Khan University, Pakistan, in collaboration with more than 54 experts from 28 institutions in 17 countries, and provides the evidence base and foundation for the forthcoming Every Newborn Action Plan, an evidence-based roadmap towards care for every woman, and a healthy start for every newborn baby, which will be launched in June 2014.
They said that according to PDHS 2006-07, newborn sepsis constitutes 30% of newborn mortality.
Only 6% of the hospitals (31% of private and 2% of public facilities) had provided newborn circumcision in 2010.
Until now, the testing of DNA has not been a first-line newborn screening method, but it has been used to confirm the screening results of some disorders, such as cystic fibrosis.